We did it! With over 1,800 backers and almost $1.4 Million raised, ACTON has became the highest funded electric skateboard crowdfunding campaign in the history of the universe. We wrapped up our hugely successful Indiegogo Campaign on Sunday. We here at ACTON just wanted to thank all our fans and followers around the world for your support.
The BLINK Lite is ACTON’s newest and lightest electric assisted skateboard! At just 7.7 lbs, the BLINK Lite is significantly lighter than the original BLINK Board while also possessing an electric in-wheel hub motor. The hub motor provides smooth acceleration as well as low resistance when the motor is inactive, which allows for long cruises when not accelerating. The Blink Lite has a redesigned fishtail shaped deck which has been made flat to allow for better comfort and foot placement while riding. The LED strip from the BLINK Board remains present in the new design, although on the side of a slimmer battery case under the BLINK Lite. In the new iteration of the remote, the BLINK Lite is able to accelerate forwards and reverse with a simple slide of a switch.
The BLINK Lite is designed to be a recreational alternative to the traditional electric longboards that are built purely for power. Engineered to be the lightest electric skateboard on the market, the BLINK Lite is ideal for quick rides when you may need something fun and light with little to no maintenance for daily use. The BLINK Lite–similar to a cruiser board–is meant for casual boarding while the compact size allows the Lite to be carried around conveniently. One thing to note is that the BLINK Lite is not designed to handle longboarding styles such as freeriding and downhill boarding.
The BLINK Lite is the ideal board for cruising, from coasting down boardwalks to quick rides to the corner store. The Lite will be able to satisfy recreational boarding purposes while also acting as an alternative method for getting to your destination, all in 7.7 pounds.
|*Range: 5mi||Deck Length: 27.5in|
|*Max Speed: 9mph||Product Weight: 7.7lbs|
|*Incline Rate: 11% / 5degrees||User Weight: Max 180lbs|
|Motor: 250W||Board Material: Canadian Maple Wood|
|Wheel Size: 70mm||Battery: Lithium-ion 25.2V, 2.2Ah, 5C|
|Wheel Material: PU|
*denotes average weighted person during testing
|3 Speeds: Beginner, Normal, Pro|
CES 2016 was a success! ACTON officially launched the World’s lightest electric skateboard – Blink™ board. The Blink™ was featured on major news outlets including: CNN, BBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, and received additional coverage from CNET, Mashable, MSN, Yahoo, CNN Money, Telegraph, The Verge, and more! ACTON couldn’t be happier with all of the positive feedback. Look out for more exciting news on the Blink™ and new ACTON products to come!